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for rupert murdoch in london. >> there's 15 days until default day. >> a lot of hurdles between now and then. >> placing more blame on republicans. >> republicans are still playing games with the debt. >> my way or nothing. >> one-track mind, two-track plan. >> it's a charade. >> the real action will be behind the scenes. >> republicans are dealing in a dream world. >> wishing, rather, for a balanced budget make it happen? >> i'm not sure what planet they are living on. >> i found it irresponsible. >> the no tax man come et. >> they are terrified of grover norquist. >> the answer is no. no. >> and for once, republican presidential candidates have money problems. >> and big money, big problems? gop fundraisers staying on the sidelines. >> mitt romney, 70% maxed out contributions. >> gingrich's campaign is $1 million in debt. >> and the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah b
to the news live at 5:30 a.m. we begin with developments surrounding the scandal threadening rupert murdoch's media empire as the mogul and his son prepare to appear before parliament today. police have arrested 11 people since this hacking and bribery allegation scandal emerged, including the former ceo of murdoch's news international group, that's her, rebekah brooks. and in another new twist for the story, a former "news of the world" reporter and the scandal's first named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there is an ongoing investigation, but police say the death is quote -- not suspicious. for the latest on this investigation, and a preview of today's testimony, jim maceda is joining us live now from london. jim, thanks for your time. i want to get off the bat to what the "new york times" is reporting today, that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars, the "times" reports, covering up wrongdoing at "news of the world." what more do we know about this? >> well, i think most importantly what the question that people are asking here, and especially ba
? >> the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> abandon ship. in the last 24 hours there have been two high level resignations. zo london's top cop. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is supposed to face the scandal head on tomorrow. >> all eyes are trained on parliament tomorrow. >> they're cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> when is he going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with president obama at the white house. thegsd, quote, the lines of communication are being kept open, but there is nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress. tomorrow the house republicans will ho
with the latest plan to break the deadlock on the debt. while house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method, don't blame me. >> ultimately, you are responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> i will not yield. >> the issue 1 not congressional in action. >> rupert murdoch, john boehner, eric cantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, cue the blame game. >> virtually no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we, as republicans, as the new majority in this house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we emplore the other side to get serious. >> when is the house going to stop the charade? >> the gang of six is still trying to lead. >> it's a far cry from the paul ryan budget. >> we thought this was the gang of six, dead and buried. >> now the gang of six is a gang of seven. >> two parts, there's always a second act. >> gotten rave reviews from a lot of folks. frlgs colleagues really liked it. >> when does somebody have to say uncle? >> murdoch is also not taking the blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london ca
fiasco? >> no. >> oh, no, not him. >>> the moment that may define the meeting between rupert murdoch and his son james and parliament today was not a moment of admission, was not a moment of guilt or even apology in what has grown into an international media scandal. it was the moment a spectator armed with a pie of some sort launched the pastry at the 80-year-old media baron. somehow it summed up the situation a little too perfectly. rupert murdoch one of the world's most powerful men and ceo of news corp and owner of fox news called to testify and face it, to gravel beforer the politicians who had once come to gravel before him. when the pie came, rupert was defended by his wife, 42-year-old wendi deng, and while she may have thwarted the pastry assault, it was his son james who tried to take the brunt of the questioning in their testimony before parliament. rupert murdoch's job was to dodge the questions. and he blamed others and his memory. check it out. >> i was not aware of that. >> i didn't know of it. >> i never heard of it. >> i don't have any memory. >> it does not appear h
. house republicans are still using the rupert murdoch leadership method. don't blame me. . >> do you accept ultimately that you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> i will not yield. >> the issue is not congressional in action. >> john boehner, eric kantor in charge when it's convenient. >> back here in the states, queue the blame game. >> no americans hold congress in high esteem. >> we as the new majority in the house. >> failing on the big things is something they choose to do. >> we implore them. murdoch is also not taking the blame. >> insisting that he is not to blame. >> london calling. >> tried to pass the buck. >> he doesn't stack up. >> the 80-year-old appeared confused. >> here said yes, i'm in charge. >> someone tried to get i believe to rupert murdoch. >> a man with a shaving cream pie leaps past her husband and attempted to smash rupert murdoch in the face. >> that are looks like a spice. >> can you say it was glitter. >> as the deadline for raising the debt ceiling grows closer, house republicans chose to spend this day in debate and on a floor vote on a bil
this hour, also the connection between the rupert murdoch scandal today and the mobster guy. remember him? and the interview on tonight's show is so exciting it made me and several segment producers -- made us break something in the office while we were preparing for the interview. while prepping tonight's interview, we broke some of the ceiling tiles outside my office door. i am very sorry, and i'll pay for it. >>> this is the mayor of london, his name is boris. he's in the conservative party. when questioned about it last year, here's what he had to say about the rupert murdoch phone hacking scandal. >> cooked up by labor party. >> cooked up by the labor party. phone hacking, made up by liberals. no such thing. where did mayor boris get his information? mayor boris got his information from john yates, the number two police officer in london. john yates, who it just so happens had to resign as the number two police officer in london just this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is g
of rupert murdoch. he also confirmed he and his son james will appear before a british parliament committee next week to discuss the scandal after initially refusing that request. news corp also said he's hired a top criminal defense attorney. back in the u.s., the fbi launching an investigation into allegations that news corp sought to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. again, the breaking news this morning, rebekah brooks, rupert murdoch's most senior newspaper executive in great britain has stepped down and resigned from her position. we'll see what happens next there. >>> meanwhile back in washington, president obama says it's decision time, telling congressional leaders yesterday he wants to see a deal on raising the debt ceiling in the next 24 to 36 hours. if not, he says lawmakers will have to return to the negotiating table this weekend. the president expected to hold a news conference on the negotiations at the white house in just a few hours. the president's deadline comes as the front page of the "wall street journal" reads "plan bemerges on debts," reporting harry r
in the rupert murdoch "news of the world" scandal in england. former new york mayor rudy giuliani is the next most obvious person to be asked to react to these allegations about 9/11 victims having their phones hacked. these days, rudy giuliani is sort of unavoidable for comment. he is half running for president with three stops in new hampshire just today, as news broke of the fbi's 9/11 investigation. rudy giuliani is a contributor at the murdoch property that is the fox news channel. he is a politician who has benefited greatly from the support of mr. murdoch's lurid new york city tabloid "the new york post." today, he talked about debt reform, the republican primary, going to law school in the 1960s, and why being the mayor of new york on 9/11 gives him a special connection to members of the military fighting in iraq and afghanistan. >> because i feel that the reason they are there started in my city on september 11, 2001. that is where they came and attacked us. >> it was not until later in the day at a biker rally in new hampshire and an interview with cnn that mr. giuliani addressed th
>>> day of reckoning -- news corp chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement. >>> swept away -- tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling haboob, a giant wall of dust roars through phoenix for the second time in two weeks. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead on "first look." this is msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with london calling. news corp chief, ruprd murdoch, his son and former chief executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britai
newspapers. former news international ceo rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arres
that with you. also rupert murdoch's testimony gets "the daily show" treatment. you knew in was coming as jon stewart breaks down the proceedings most memorable moments, we'll show you what you missed. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing at a british parliament hearing to address that ongoing hacking scandal surrounding their company news corporation. the elder murdoch called this the most humbling day of his career. british lawmakers grilled murdoch for hours, but the media mogul insisted that he is not to blame for on the incident that brought down his tabloid news of the world. >> did you close it because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed at what had happened. >> do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the former ceo of murdoch's news international group rebekah brooks, she also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. brooks offered a personal apology saying she wa
today the inmates are truly running this asylum, and no deal for you. media mogul rupert murdoch abandons his bid to control one of the world's largest tv networks. ahead, why one senator believes the phone hacking scandal will definitely hit murdoch's american empire. and terror strikes one of the world's financial centers. who is behind three large coordinated explosions that turned city streets into a scene of utter carnage? we're live with the very latest. we are just an hour away from today's latest round of debt talks with growing pessimism setting the stage for a long shot republican escape hatch. in a sign of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's somethin
>>> the growing fallout. england's phone-hacking scandal claims the top cop and rupert murdoch's chief executive. >>> severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada new and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone-hacking scandal keep piling up as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr.
where a piece of rupert murdoch is under investigation. here at home, the president bypasses the media and goes straight to the internets. the hash tag era has officially arrived. >> i apologize for interrupting the prime minister. >> when he talks about free market options. >> welcome to question time. >> i am going to make history here as the first president to live tweet. >> the president returns to social media to face the nation's questions. >> twitter town hall or tweet-up on the economy and jobs. >> 27% of our questions are on the jobs category. >> what costs would you cut, what are the programs that can help us grow? >> in a balanced way. >> our next question comes from someone you may know, this is speaker boehner. >> there you go. >> will you take job-destroying tax hikes off the table? >> this is a slightly skewed question. >> debate will be settled by speaker boehner and president obama. >> the british prime minister wishes he could be so lucky. international outrage against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of sev
against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> all the way to the british empire today. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of several who lost family members in those attacks were hacked by the news of the world. >> murder victims, terrorist victims who had their phones hacked. >> michelle, this is just disgusting. >> disgusting, disgraceful, heinous. >> the world targeted some of those police officers. >> this government will behave in a proper way. >> mr. speaker, i'm afraid that answer was out of touch with millions of people. >> mr. speaker, this is not the time for technicalities or -- >> members of congress will have to explain calling for cuts, just not at home. >> if they are not going to do all that much to make the country better, the least they can do is avoid making it any worse. >>> good evening from washington. tomorrow, eight lawmakers of both parties will meet with president obama to try and reach an agreement to reduce the deficit and raise the debt celling. the impasse on raising tax revenues remains. if you're beginning to feel as if this waitin
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the hacking scandal within rupert murdoch's media empire. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, would i not have offered him the job, and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> cameron says he regrets his decision to hire coulson and once again denies claims that his staff tried to stop an investigation into the phone hacking. more live from london with the latest. so does this get the heat off of the prime minister? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's been an incredibly difficult day for david cameron, but the consensus here in the uk is that he dealt with it pretty well. he tackled the question of why he hired andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world" as his communications director and he didn't exactly apologi apologize. he said, of course, i regret it and i'm sorry for the furor it's called. >> the opposition leader didn't like what he said saying it showed him a catastrophic error in judgment but as a counter if it had ever come to light that andy coulson had lied to him and was found guilty of anything to deal with phone hacking, it would be only right for d
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
"the daily rundown." >>> london calling. rupert murdoch faces parliament as the uk media hacking scandal deepens. more resignations moshgs questions and now an early whistle-blower is dead. the news corps chief testimony, will it make things better or worse? headed across the pond. we're going to find out this hour. >>> back here in the state. cue the blame game. the debt deal is coming and nobody likes it. will anyone come out of this looking good? >> and her first appearance since taking the reins of her party. >>> it's tuesday, july 19, 2011, i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first story, the debt talk. it's the beginning of the blame game. a deal to avoid a default will likely come at the last minute and virtually no one and the finger pointing is starting early. yesterday. berkshire hathaway warren buffett chided leaders for missing a big opportunity. >> i think that any plan that simply says, you know, think about this later essentially, and we're going to try and figure out how things went wrong to blame it on the other party is a terrible mistake. we cannot go to august 2nd
shut down since july the 1st, playing off 22,000 state workers. >>> a day after rupert murdoch and his son testified over the phone hacking scandal, parliament shifted its focus to prime minister david cameron. >> the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary. >> so cameron took a few rounds of shouting from members of paul meant but he did get his message across. he did get some enthusiasm for his response when he spoke of murdoch's testimony as well. >> everyone can see exactly what he is doing, an attempt to play this for party advantage. the problem has been taking place over many years. the problem is for both our main parties. and the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and deal with it for the good of the country. >> so where is all of this headed to next? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of wh
and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. is this just a chance to let off some tea party steam? we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end up passing the senate or in any way getting to the president's desk for signature. so what i
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a newspaper owned by rupert murdoch is accused of hacking into people's voice mails. details in a moment. plus the democratic experiment continues in afghanistan. now, before you laugh, jefferson frank franklin used to throw their shoes at each overall the time. first let's get to the news. here at 5:30 a.m. you're at 30 rock. >>> in a few hours the president will meet at the white house with senate leaders. the meeting comes as today's "washington post" reports the president is considering major changes in social security and medicare as part of that deal. that, though, in exchange for republican support for new tax revenue. he says the president's plan will cut more 2457b trillion over the next ten years. that's up from the original plan of $2 trillion in savings. this comes after president obama held his first-ever twitter town hall yesterday where he continued to push pressure on capitol hill to get a deal done. >> i don't thirg we should even get to the constitutional issue. congress has a responsibility to make sure we pay our bills. we've paid them in the past. the notion that the u.s.
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
, crippling rupert murdoch's media empire. could the prime minister of england be the next card to fall? >>> this week, washington is going to be debt ceiling, debt deals and debt deals and more debt deals. >> the president made it clear he wants the largest deal possible and wants to do the most we can to reduce the deficit. >> people are moving closer together. you have seen the leadership of the republican party in the senate and the house definitively take default off of the table. >> i am only going to support something that actually solves the problem, and if we don't solve the problem, and not the political problem. i don't care about the politics anymore. >> see! debt deals. so to end the show, we will lay out the deals on the table. first, the deal that might actually happen which would force the democrats to vote on the debt ceiling again and again, and let republicans pocket $1.5 trillion in spending cuts without giving anything away and set up yet another fiscal commission to kick the can down the road. and then later in the show, we will talk about the debt deal that won't
surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire is growing today, amid new accusations of hacking at another murdoch-owned publication. possible victims now include former british prime minister, gordon brown, and members of the royal family. as nbc's stephanie gosk reports, the scandal is now threatening the newscorp. chairman's other business ventures. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london, hoping to minimize the damage to his media empire. but it's looking more and more like there is little he can do. allegations reportsed in the british press, a claim that one of the officers protecting the royals sold a list of the family's phone numbers to the "news of the world." and a source close to former prime minister gordon brown, alleges that the sunday "times," another murdoch newspaper, illegally pursued brown's financial and medical information. >> there is an element about all this that is personal, gordon brown, for example, was very bitter that rupert murdoch didn't back him in the election. he seems to be having his revenge. >> reporter: closing down the "news of the world" firing employe
. and the rupert-murdoch news corporate scandal is blowing up bigger than ever. tonight on weather murdoch's phone hacking scandal could ever come to america. good to have you with us tonight, folks. president obama has democrats shocked, stunned and flat out furious after the "washington post" reported that he put social security and medicare cuts on the table. now, in d.c. tonight, i spoke to at least a dozen lawmakers. they say that the president went behind closed doors with leadership of both parties to discuss a solution to the debt hostage crisis republicans are waging on the american people. president obama addressed the media after the meeting but didn't take any questions. here's what he had to say. >> i just completed a meeting with all the congressional leaders from both chambers, from both parties, and i have to say that i thought it was a very constructive meeting. everybody acknowledged that there is going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people, creating an environment in which
that rupert murdoch will be called to testify about news of the world phone hacking scandal. that news of the world phone hacking scandal that we've been reporting recently. reuters saying that. we'll continue to watch the details on that. we'll have the very latest at the half-hour. again, rupert murdoch being called to testify according to reuters. >>> a clinic run by congresswoman michele bachmann and her husband is coming under fire for claims they can pray away the gay. >>> plus it almost happened again. a baseball fan nearly falling from the stands while trying to catch a home run ball. >>> first, a look at how wall street is doing right now. up 20 points this after we saw them jutting over the last couple of days. we'll watch that as there are some concerns about contagion don't worry, lucky, these wheat thins crunch stix will save us. [ crunch ] uh-huh [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more a
-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of any wrongdoing. richard. >> all right, thank you, stephanie. nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest on that. news corp published two full-page ads in the british press this weekend, including an apology from rupert murdoch. here's part of the second ad. saying, quote, apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust, end quote. let's bring in nbc news national investigative correspondent, michael isikoff. michael, good morning to you. how big of a threat is this in the news of news corp and this scandal? >> it's clearly becoming a bigger and bigger threat. what most people don't realize is that news corp is a huge u.s. media company that owns everything from 20th century fox to fox news channel and the wall street journal and the nation
's married to rupert murdoch. >> she's having a great time with his money but having -- she's giving him a great time with his money. she has brought him much more into the world. >> she's been good for him. >> she got him to wear black shirts and dye his hair for awhile. >> she's giving him a lot of fun. >> this is not a fair question to ask tina. that's why i'm going to ask you. how did james do? while she was lungeing, he sort of flinched. >> i find him mba speak. he doesn't have any irony about himself at all. he's very humanless. i don't think he has any sort of staying power in the end. >> i understand though that the father absolutely loves the son. >> the father -- >> dedicated to him. >> the father wants a dynasty. for a time it looked like it was lo locklin, now it's james. he dropped out and joined a rock band. >> that's the kind of thing privileged kids can do. i don't think he's appealing. elizabeth is the smartest, the daughter. she of course is married to matthew freud. he's the p.r. svengali. >> i think the jury is out on that. i don't think we know the answer to that. th
the "huffington post." >> thank you, ezra. >>> stop the presses, and that is exactly what rupert murdoch has done amid a growing hacker scandal. [ female announcer ] kiss everything you know about cookies goodbye. new newtons fruit thins. real blueberries and blueberry brown sugar... crispy whole grain. newtons fruit thins, one unique cookie. newtons♪ uit thins, ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. but now i see the splash., ♪ i wanted love, i needed love ♪ ♪ most of all, most of all... ♪ >>> there's developing news out of london where rupert murdoch news corp announced this afternoon they are closing "news of the world" tabloid in response to shocking allegations of hacking. what does this mean for murdoch and the political power and the rest of the empire? we will have much more on that story later. >>> but first, to orlando and sentencing day for casey anthony. alex witt is in the newsroom with more. >> yes, i am. well, casey anthony is will be released from jail in just six days as millions nationwide watched anthony's sentencing on tv and the
. >> it's finger pointing time and question time. day after parliament grills rupert murdoch, it's david cameron himself. no break in this london fog. give the prime minister a hurrah. i'm chuck todd. the big, brand new nbc "wall street journal" poll, and the revived gang of six which the white house is seizing on to give new life to the president's push for a big deficit reduction deal. the bipartisan group's proposal is still in outline form. they would reduce the deficit by 3.7 trillion over the next decade, cutting discretionary spending, defense spending, overhauling entitlement programs, rewriting the tax code by lowering rates, getting rid of deductions that overall would generate a trillion dollars in those deficit cuts. the plan got an enthusiastic reception from the white house and senate rank and file. watch. >> we now have a bipartisan group of senators who agree with that balanced approach. we have got the american people who agree with that balanced approach. >> 49 senators came to the room, and you know what, there were no fist fights, there were no -- there was no swearin
. >> miss brooks. rupert murdoch in his evidence session said quitely that the responsibility for the closure of news of the world fell fairly and swearly on senior management which i assume would include you, is that the case? >> i think i missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said it exactly how it was. that it was a collective decision. we all talked together. mr. murdoch was abroad at the time at a conference. we all talked together. >> murdoch senior? >> yes, rupert murdoch. >> you were going to say something snels. >> no. >> when you were advising your staff the paper was closing during the private session. i think you said something like there was more to come. youl you like to expand? >> when i went down to the newsroom to explain the decision, clearly and and quite rightly the journalists on the news of the world who very honorable journalists who have been putting out the newspaper under the scrutiny for a long time and with great exclusives and great pride in their newspaper were very sad and baffled by management's decision to close the paper. what
titan rupert murdoch. it was a big day for sales this morning as they said thanks and good-bye. >> yeah. there was a lot of interest. of course, some organizations are actually calling for a boycott today to show their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking.
. does their business claim to have a cure for homosexuality? calling rupert murdoch, the media magnate and his son have been called before parliament to explain the phone-tapping scandal that could bring them down. >>> i'm thomas roberts. we get to president obama preparing for another round of debt talks with congressional leaders as the clock continues to tick. speaker boehner reenforced his party's message and put pressure on the president this morning. take a listen. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. i think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table, something the congress can pass. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house for us this morning. the president is going to be back at it again today. you heard the speaker there. how have things developed in the 24 hours since yesterday's news conference? >> certainly some of the sharpest rhetoric we heard from speaker boehner to date just a few days ago law makers talking about the importance of bipartisanship. today speaker boehner saying the president really needs to put his plan forward. the rheto
, kayla. >>> there is no containing the scandal that has rupert murdoch's media empire in the uk on the ropes. british prime minister gordon brown has come forword and saying that journalists from murdoch's media groups have been trying to illegally trying to obtain private information from him for years. and new reports today of the news of the world newspapers paid offices in the personal protection branch for personal details about the queen and other senior members of the royal family. we are joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, anybody in high office from royalty to government whose phone has not been hacked? >> well, you are starting to sound like everyone has been affected. the door has opened up a little bit and now it is a tidal wave of accusations. and anyone with a ax to grind with rupert murdoch is coming out of the woodworks. there is a perception that the tabloid culture had gotten out of control in the country, and that they answered to no one. they weirded e n wielded enormof power and face nd no authority, and now authority is calling and now it is that
are scrutinizing yesterday's testimony of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and
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this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
. if rupert murdoch thought shutting down the news of the world was going to end his problems that's clearly not the case. this scandal is spiraling it seems out of control and it has begun to affect his business operation. what you're seeing here today is a move by the government nick clay the deputy prime minister to get murdoch to pull out of this $14 billion deal for the british satellite network bskyb. this is a hugely important deal for him. there is such public pressure and disgust that it's time for him to react to it and pull out. murdoch has flown here to show his support for rebecca brook who was editor of the news of the world as well as support for his son. >> are we talking about billions of dollars here? what size of deal is at risk here for rupert murdoch and his empire? >> it's a $14 billion deal in. the scope of murdoch's business this is not so big that it's going to be detrimental. for his image there's a problem. there's talk of new investigations of news corp. holding that includes holdsings in the u.s. as well. nothing has been announced so far. but it certainly does t
when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rolling impression and increasing public and media pressure. yates if you recall he was the one who was in charge of reopening the phone hacking investigation back in 2009. he decided not to do so at the time. saying there just wasn't enough fresh evidence. and that as you say on the heels of his boss' resignation last night paul stevenson who was the head of psychologicalland yard. we've seen ten arrests to date and some high profile arrests as well, rebeck ka brooks, the chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings wh
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